No 339 - Weekly - 21 January 2010

 European Union on-line > DG Energy and Transport on-line  
   

 


The Commission's integrated energy and climate change proposal 2008

 
Europe Direct


Sustainable Energy Europe

Be transparent - Sign up to the European Commission's Register of Interest Representatives

 

 

• Transport

No announcements were made this week

• Energy

Background

Practical Information

 
 
 

 

 

• 10 February
Marco Polo Information Day, Brussels
• 25-26 February
Conference on Single European Sky, Madrid

 

More:

International Relations

 

 

 

 

• Energy

EU and Iraq sign a Strategic Energy Partnership Memorandum of Understanding

The European Union and the Republic of Iraq have signed in Baghdad, Iraq, a Memorandum of Understanding on a "Strategic Energy Partnership" which provides a political framework for reinforcing energy relations between Iraq and the EU. It also outlines priorities for future cooperation, taking into account the possible role of Iraq as a natural gas supplier for the Southern Corridor and that Iraq has the world's third largest proven petroleum reserves; Iraq could become an energy bridge between the Middle East, the Mediterranean and the EU.

[full text]

 

 

 

 

More:

Summit

 

 

Background

EU-Latin America Civil Aviation Summit

The European Commission, the National Civil Aviation Agency of Brazil (ANAC) and the Latin American Civil Aviation Commission (LACAC) are jointly organising the first ever EU-Latin America Civil Aviation Summit on 24-26 May 2010 in Rio de Janeiro as a high-level event for taking important new steps in EU-Latin American aviation relations into the 21st century.

The European Union (EU) and Latin America have enjoyed a Strategic Partnership since the first EU-Latin America Summit in Rio de Janeiro in 1999. The EU and Latin America have developed into global players in partnership, linked by strong historical, cultural and economic ties.

 Air transport is vital for EU-Latin-American relations both for trade and people-to-people contacts. EU-Latin American air transport has grown significantly in recent years, with a doubling of passengers from 1997 to 2008. The Latin American air transport market is forecast to be among the fastest growing in the world over the next 20 years, both within the region and for long-haul flights to/from the EU. More than 20 million passengers a year are currently travelling on direct flights between Latin America and the EU. With such a rapid development in air traffic, important new challenges and opportunities are emerging. Markets are being gradually opened up, low-cost carriers have changed the competitive landscape both in Europe and in Latin America, and most bilateral agreements have removed the national ownership requirements. In a rapidly growing and more open market, issues such as aviation safety, environmental impacts and infrastructure constraints create new challenges and need to be discussed beyond the national context.

The EU has gradually built up a single air transport market with a common regulatory framework since the 1990s. Similarly, the Latin American Civil Aviation Commission (CLAC) is promoting a strengthening of regional integration in the air transport sector. The EU and Latin America are the only two world regions with considerable cross-border consolidation of the airline industry. Multinational airline companies and regional market integration create new opportunities and challenges for policy-makers and industry executives that need to be addressed in both regions and would benefit from a dialogue between the two.

This is why the European Commission, the National Civil Aviation Agency of Brazil (ANAC) and the Latin American Civil Aviation Commission (CLAC) have decided to jointly organise the first ever EU-Latin America Civil Aviation Summit on 24-26 May 2010 in Rio de Janeiro as a high-level event for taking important new steps in EU-Latin American aviation relations into the 21st century.

The EU-Latin America Civil Aviation Summit is intended to bring together top-level policy makers and industry executives from all sectors involved in the European and Latin American aviation and aerospace industries and services. It will provide an important platform for fostering a policy dialogue, facilitating commercial exchanges and enhancing co-operation between the EU and Latin America in aviation.

The agenda of the EU-Latin America Civil Aviation Summit will include the following topics:

  • Regional Integration in Civil Aviation – Benefits and Challenges

  • Removing Barriers for Air Transport in the EU and Latin America

  • Developments in the Airline Industry in Latin America and the EU 􀀴 Airport Infrastructure and Airport Policy

  • Environmental Implications of Air Transport

  • Aviation Safety and Security – Challenges and Potentials for Co-operation

  • Air Traffic Management and New Technologies

 

 

Disclaimer::
For a complete list of current public consultations please go to Consultations on Energy issues and Consultations on Transport issues

 

•  Public Consultations

No new public consultations were posted this week.

 

 

Disclaimer:
For a complete list of current calls for tenders please log on Tenders Electronic Daily

 

 

Calls for Tenders

No new calls for tender were posted this week.

 

 

         
 

Please note that the announcement of technical reports and documents recently produced in specific energy and transport sectors can be found on the "What's New" pages of the corresponding chapters of Energy and Transport on the EUROPA website.

This FREE weekly digest is published by : European Commission,  Directorate-General for Energy and Transport
Information & Communication
B-1049 Brussels
To log in, subscribe or unsubscribe, click here.
 Privacy statement
Send YOUR COMMENTS and questions to the editor
To view PREVIOUS ISSUES of the Digest click here
To view the HIGHLIGHTS in the European Commission for the coming week click here
Legal notice : The contents of this digest are prepared by officials of the Energy and Transport DG and represent their personal views on the subject matters. These views have not been adopted or in any way approved by the European Commission and should not be relied upon as a statement of the Commission or the Energy and Transport DG.
(c) European Communities, 2009
Reproduction is authorised provided the source is acknowledged.